Arrington named Coppin State Director of Basketball Operations
BALTIMORE – Coppin State head men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has named Carnell Arrington the Director of Basketball Operations.
Arrington served as an assistant varsity basketball coach at St. Paul’s School where he helped the team win the 2014 MIAA B Conference Championship. He was involved in every aspect of the highly competitive St. Paul’s private school program. He led the recruiting efforts for the varsity basketball team, analyzed transcripts, edited game film, coordinated and constructed a daily practice plan.
In addition, Arrington coordinated all home and away pre-game meals and team trips. He also coordinated team fundraising projects, such as concession stands to raise for trips and equipment. He also assisted in the day-to-day operation of the St. Paul’s Summer League which consists of over 35 teams and the operation of a 30-team AAU tournament. Arrington also assisted in marketing efforts for the team’s summer, spring and fall youth basketball camps.
Prior to working at St. Paul’s School, Arrington was the director of player development at Team Slice AAU Basketball Club and was the head basketball coach at Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School.
A Morgan State graduate with a degree in elementary education, Arrington has served as a coach for the Hoop Group Baltimore Top 100 in 2014. He was a counselor at the Coach Wooten and Seth Goldberg’s Basketball Camps.
Neal Named Senior Woman Administrator At Saint Augustine's University
Head Women's Bowling Coach Dorothy Neal has been appointed senior woman administrator (SWA) at Saint Augustine's University, according to Athletic Director George Williams.
"Coach Neal is the ideal choice for this position," Williams said. "With her 30 years of coaching experience, she will enhance the athletic department in this role."
This is Neal's second stint as senior woman administrator at the University. She will continue to coach bowling while serving as SWA.
An longtime advocate for women's sports, Neal was once the president of the CIAA bowling and softball coaches associations. She is a member of the Women Bowling Coaches Association, the Women Softball Coaches Association and the National Fast-Pitch Coaches Association.
A Saint Augustine's University graduate, Neal began her coaching career as the women's basketball assistant from 1985 to 2000, when the Lady Falcons experienced some of their greatest successes on the hardwood. Working under head coach Bev Downing, Neal helped guide the Lady Falcons to five 20-win seasons. Neal coached 14 All-CIAA basketball players during her tenure as an assistant.
The Lady Falcons qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament in 1992 and 1993 and led the nation in scoring in 1989 (85.1 points per game). In 1992, the Lady Falcons averaged 90.9 points per game which is the 14th-highest team scoring average in Division II history.
Neal was head softball coach at Saint Augustine's University from 1990 to 2011. Prior to becoming head coach, Neal was an assistant softball coach for five years including 1989 when the Lady Falcons won the CIAA championship.
In women's bowling, the Lady Falcons have regularly finished near the top of the division standings and qualified for the CIAA Championships under Neal's direction. She coached Nicole Sciortino, a four-time All-CIAA bowler who was named the league's most valuable bowler and rookie of the year during her career.
Olivieri named Coppin State softball coach
BALTIMORE – Coppin State Director of Athletics Derrick K. Ramsey has named Gino Olivieri as head softball coach.
Olivieri comes to Coppin State from Alfred University where he was one of the most successful coaches in the nation. He takes over a program that returns nine players from last season including senior infielder Danielle Smith, who was a first-team all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) selection.
In 10 seasons at Alfred, Olivieri won 257 games, which represented an AU career record. This past season, Olivieri guided Alfred to a school-record 40 victories and its first appearance in program history to the NCAA Division III World Series in Salem, Virginia.
Alfred finished the year ranked ninth in the final National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III rankings. It marked the highest spot AU had ever been in the NFCA poll; the only other time Alfred finished the year ranked was 2010, when the Saxons were 25th in the final NFCA poll.
Alfred also ranked among the top five in the nation in hitting, slugging, scoring and fielding. AU led the nation in fielding in early April with a .981 mark. The Saxons finished year ranked sixth nationally in slugging (.552) and eighth in win-loss percentage (.851).
Olivieri was named the Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year in 2015, the third time he has earned that distinction. He was also named the conference's top coach in 2010 and 2008. Olivieri was named 2010 ECAC Upstate Coach of the Year.